1993 Ford Explorer how much should I spend on repair

Tiny
ANNE WILLIAMS
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  • 1993 FORD EXPLORER
Engine Cooling problem
1993 Ford Explorer Manual

I believe I have a blown head gasket. Is this something I can fix myself, or is it a more involved repair? How much would a repair shop charge?
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Saturday, November 15th, 2008 AT 11:34 AM

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Minimum $600 and up

INTAKE MANIFOLDS

Removal (Upper) .Remove negative battery cable.
Remove air cleaner intake duct from throttle body.
Remove snow/ice shield to expose throttle linkage.
Remove throttle cable and bracket from throttle body.
Disconnect all vacuum hoses.
Disconnect all electrical connectors.
Relieve fuel pressure. Using Fuel Line Coupling Key (T90P-9550-A), disconnect fuel supply and return lines at fuel supply manifold..
Remove ignition coil.
Remove upper intake manifold bolts.
Remove upper intake manifold and throttle body as an assembly.

Removal (Lower)
With upper intake manifold removed, remove valve covers.
Remove manifold attaching bolts.
Remove lower intake manifold assembly and gasket.

Remove exhaust manifold.
Remove spark plugs.
Remove accessory drive belt. If removing left cylinder head, remove A/C compressor (if equipped). Remove power steering pump and bracket, and position aside.
If removing right cylinder head, remove alternator and bracket. On all cylinder heads, remove rocker arm shaft bolts evenly by loosening bolts 2 turns at a time. Remove rocker arm shaft assembly.
CAUTION :If rocker arm shafts are not loosened gradually, shafts may become bent or damaged.
Mark push rod location for installation reference, and remove push rods.
Remove and discard cylinder head bolts.
Remove cylinder head(s) and gaskets.

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